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Cruz Fights Alone to Stop Senate from Funding Planned Parenthood and Iran Nuclear Deal

By Jerry A. Kane

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Last night Ted Cruz couldn’t get his Republican Senate colleagues to back his proposed amendment to stop funding Planned Parenthood for one year and to prevent the Obama administration from using funds to implement the Iran nuclear deal until Congress can examine the additional agreements or “side deals” between the terrorist state and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

“You know, Obama has negotiated a catastrophic nuclear deal with Iran. Republican leadership goes on television all the time and rightly says this is a catastrophic deal. I would suggest that if we actually believed the words that are coming out of their mouths, then we should be willing to use any and all constitutional authorities,” Cruz said.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tore a page from former Democrat Leader Harry Reid’s playbook and “filled the tree” with amendments and blocked Cruz from offering his amendment during a voice vote.

McConnell used the same tactic in July to block Cruz from offering an amendment on the Iran nuclear deal to the highway bill. Mike Lee (R-Utah) was the only senator to back Cruz on offering his amendment.

Cruz then asked for a roll call vote on overruling the decision, but his Republican colleagues sat on their hands, refusing to give him a “sufficient second” (11 senators) to allow the vote. For the record, roll call votes have been routinely granted as procedural courtesy to senators in both parties.

“What does denying a second mean? Denying a recorded vote. Why is that important? When you are breaking the commitment you’ve made to the men and women who elected you, the most painful thing in the world is accountability,” Cruz said.

Overruled by McConnell and his deputies, his colleagues too frightened to oppose a bloated spending bill to fund executive amnesty, Obamacare, Planned Parenthood, the Iran deal, and other Democrat-Party priorities, Cruz stood alone on the Senate floor. But he wasn’t done and remained undaunted in criticizing the leadership and his colleagues.

He took to the microphone and delivered a powerful, brilliant indictment against the corrupt Republican establishment and its symbiotic relationship with the Democrat party and K Street lobbyists.

During his hour-long speech, Cruz chided Republican leadership for repeatedly surrendering to Obama; he exposed the dysfunction of Washington; and he lamented the betrayal of the electorate.

It takes a man of principled conviction and extraordinary courage to stand before the Senate, where collegiality is touted as the supreme virtue, and indict party leadership and colleagues to their face for their hypocrisy, dishonesty, and cowardice.

Cruz is that lone voice crying out in the wilderness for repentance to a reprobate Congress damned by God awaiting its day of reckoning. Right now, he is America’s most fearless orator and greatest statesmen, and it’s painful to know that most Americans will never realize that.

“[T]his is no longer a nation of independent individuals. … The whole world is becoming humanoid – creatures that look human but aren’t. The whole world, not just us. We’re just the most advanced country, so we’re getting there first. The whole world’s people are becoming mass-produced, programmed, numbered, insensate things…”



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Whom God Means to Destroy, He First Makes Undiscerning

By Jerry A. Kane

Delegates prepared to take a group photo after the Iran nuclear deal was announced in Vienna

Delegates prepared to take a group photo after the Iran nuclear deal was announced in Vienna

While reading that Jewish Americans, Jewish clergy, and two-thirds of Jewish politicians are solidly embracing the Iran nuclear deal:

“[T]hey strongly believe the agreement offers the best hope of keeping Iran from getting a nuclear weapon“;

“We believe such opposition is misplaced, mired in the past, and is missing an opportunity to shape a more hopeful future“;

an ancient heathen proverb came to mind, “Those whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad.”

With apologies to Zeus and other Olympian gods in the ancient Greek religion, I offer a more updated, Judeo-Christian variant, “Whom God means to destroy, He first makes undiscerning.”

“For thou hast hid their heart from understanding:” Job 17:4 (KJV)

Discernment is the intellectual ability to apply a general principle or standard to evaluate a particular person, group, event, or idea correctly, i.e., the ability to distinguish good from evil, right from wrong, and truth from deceit.

“Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” Isaiah 5:20 (KJV)

In a nutshell, discernment is from God, and sometimes He withholds it by sending deceitful, lying spirits to confuse leaders and prevent them from making correct judgments, so that He can destroy those He means to destroy.

“I saw the Lord sitting upon his throne, and all the host of heaven standing on his right hand and on his left. And the Lord said, Who shall entice Ahab king of Israel, that he may go up and fall at Ramothgilead? …

Then there came out a spirit, and stood before the Lord, and said, I will entice him. … I will go out, and be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And the Lord said, Thou shalt entice him, and thou shalt also prevail: go out, and do even so.

Now therefore, behold, the Lord hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of these thy prophets, and the Lord hath spoken evil against thee.”—2 Chronicles 18:18-22 (KJV)

In King Lear Shakespeare wrote, “Tis the times’ plague, when madmen lead the blind” iv.1.46. American Jews are blind; their leaders are mad, despising discernment and wisdom. Their reluctance to render moral judgments to distinguish good from evil prove it. American Jews have abandoned logic and reason, and their only success is in making immoral, irrational judgments.

On Twitter, the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Khamenei said that talks with the United States were a “means of infiltration and imposition of their wills.”

But American Jews could care less what the Iranian Supreme Leader has to say. They’d much rather adhere to the advice of a Yiddish proverb, “A bad peace is better than a good war,” than heed the dire warnings of a Hebrew prophet:

“For they have healed the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.”—Jeremiah 8:11 (KJV)

In signing onto the Iran nuclear deal, American Jews have followed the counsel of Hushai over the advice of Ahithophel:

“And Absalom and all the men of Israel said, The counsel of Hushai the Archite is better than the counsel of Ahithophel. For the LORD had appointed to defeat the good counsel of Ahithophel, to the intent that the LORD might bring evil upon Absalom.”—2 Samuel 17:14 (KJV)

The Iran nuclear deal will guarantee that “the Jewish state will be hounded until it is destroyed.”

Well, he’s surrounded by pacifists who all want peace

They pray for it nightly that the bloodshed must cease

Now, they wouldn’t hurt a fly. To hurt one they would weep

They lay and they wait for this bully to fall asleep

He’s the neighborhood bully.

 

 

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